Dubai Marina, Dubai (UAE)
The United Arab Emirates are known for their glitz and glamour. Some of the richest people in the world call this country home but it may come as some surpri...Read more..
The United Arab Emirates are known for their glitz and glamour. Some of the richest people in the world call this country home but it may come as some surprise just how good the fishing can also be.
The Persian Gulf offers exciting fishing that many tourists are unaware of. The possibility to go fishing use the trolling, spinning and bottom fishing techniques often results in exciting catches of cobia, grouper, barracuda, kingfish and sailfish among others.
The great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda), often referred to as barracuda, is a long predator that can be found in tropical and subtropical waters where they like to patroll mangroves, reefs and drop-offs. Record barracuda can grow to 1,5m and weigh over 45kg (100lb+).
Grouper is common name for all the bass-looking-fish from the Epinephelinae Family. This family also includes sea bass by the way. Grouper are colorful predators who like to live in rocky areas, reefs, wrecks where they can hide.
Talang Queenfish (Scomberoides commersonnianus) are a Pacific fish that are highly reflective, shiny and are known to travel in schools. At times they fight so hard that they’ll die due to exhaustion before being released back into the water. They also have pointed spines that can inflict wounds if not handled carefully. Queenfish grow to around 15 kilos, but are most commonly encountered around half that size.
The king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) or kingfish is a common fish species of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. King Mackerel can grow to up to 40kg (90lb) and have razor sharp teeth.
The northern red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) is a popular fish often caught reef fishing in the Atlantic waters of Florida, Gulf of Mexico and also the Caribbean. This sought-after game fish can reach 1 m and weight up to 50lb.